Friday, 6 September 2019

Questions (1200)

Jack Chambers


1200. Deputy Jack Chambers asked the Minister for Health if his Department has a disaster recovery plan, business continuity plan and-or disaster recovery sites; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [36246/19]

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Written answers (Question to Health)

My Department has Incident Management (IM) and Technology Recovery plans (TR) in place.

A Departmental ICT Disaster Recovery Site is maintained in a public service data centre, which can provide key ICT services in the event of loss of access to the primary data centre.

Following the move to new headquarters last year and the consequent infrastructure and facility changes, the preparation of a tender is at an advanced stage for the provision of a Business Continuity Plan and for the updating of the IM and TR plans. The Business Continuity Plan will also address the wider issues of business processes outside of ICT.